BOISE - The Idaho Transportation Department is receiving public comment on applications to allow loads of up to 129,000 lbs. on three highways in the Treasure Valley through a virtual hearing.

ITD is hosting information about each application online. The three routes being evaluated are:

• ID-19, State Line to Homedale

(800) 527-7985

• U.S. 20/26, I-18 to ID-16

(855) 625-5235

• I-84 Business Loop, Nampa

(844) 221-5056

Members of the public are invited to learn about each application and ITD’s technical evaluations. The websites include safety, mobility, and economic information about 129,000-pound loads. The comment period for these applications will close November 15th.

Citizens who are unable to access the websites can record verbal comments by calling the toll-free number for a given route above. Written comments can also be submitted to ITD Freight Program Manager Scott Luekenga via e-mail to OfficeoftheChiefEngineer@itd.idaho.gov or mail to:

Idaho Transportation Department

ATTN: Scott Luekenga

PO Box 7129

Boise, ID  83707-1129

The Department is required to conduct an analysis and public hearing on all requests to operate 129,000-pound loads on the state highway system before the Idaho Transportation Board makes a final decision. Additional information can be found at itd.idaho.gov/freight.

Persons needing an interpreter or special accommodations are urged to contact (208) 334-8884. TTY/TDD Users: Dial 711 or (800) 377-3529 to use Idaho Relay System.

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